Tips and Advice for Networking When You’re Job Hunting

Even though job search networking is one of the most successful ways to find a new job, it can sound intimidating and sometimes seems a little bit scary. It doesn’t have to be. My father ended up in a conversation on an airplane with someone who was looking for an aeronautical engineering job. My dad happened to be in the same field and ended up assisting the person in getting a new job.

Sometimes, that’s all it takes.

I’ve been offered jobs on more than one occasion simply because a friend or acquaintance knew my background and skills.

Informal Job Search Networking

Try job search networking; it really does work. At at least 60% – some report even higher statistics – of all jobs are found by networking. Develop contacts – friends, family, neighbors, college alumni, people in associations – anyone who might help generate information and job leads.

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